Google has finally released a native iPhone app for Google Latitude.
Google had launched the Google Latitude feature in Google Maps back in February 2009 that allowed users to share their location with their friends and family. Google had released Google Latitude for iPhone in July 2009 but as an iPhone web app and not a native iPhone app. At that time, Google had highlighted that they had to release the feature as a web app due to limitations imposed by Apple on third party iPhone apps.
It is good to see that Google and Apple have settled their differences as the iPhone web app was crippled as it couldn’t run in the background. Google announced the release of Google Latitude for iPhone on the Google Mobile blog:
You can use Latitude on your iPhone just like the more than 9 million people actively using it from Android, BlackBerry, Symbian, and Windows Mobile smartphones. Use the app to:
- See where your friends are
- Share your location continuously with whomever you choose
- Contact friends by phone, text message, or email
- Control your location and privacy
You can checkout the demo of the iPhone app below:
You can download Google Latitude iPhone app for free from the App Store using this iTunes link.
As always, please let us know what you think of Google Latitude for iPhone in the comments below.
[via Google Mobile blog]